Broad Bean - Vicia faba
An erect plant to 1 metre in height. The compound leaves usually have up to 6 large, broad, oval leaflets. The flowers are large, white with dark purple markings.
Waste places, rubbish dumps and disturbed soils, often close to habitation or to fields where it is grown as a crop.
In flower from May to August.
Widespread as a casual escape from cultivation in England, more scattered elsewhere in Britain.
Occasional casual escape from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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